News and Announcements

List of Top 10 Contractors for 1st quarter of 2024

The BCTA is pleased to publish the list of top 10 contractors for the 1st quarter of 2024 as follows:

List of Top 10 Contractors for 1st quarter of 2024

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System Uptime

This is to inform all that our eRaLIS system is up and now fully operational. We acknowledge that the restoration process took longer than usual, and we appreciate your patience and understanding during this extended downtime. Our team has worked diligently to resolve the issue and ensure the system's stability.


We apologize for any inconvenience this may have caused and thank you for your understanding and continued support.

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System Downtime

This is to inform all that the eRaLIS system is down due to an operational failure of the Percona Database Cluster on Kubernetes setup. Therefore, the driving test registration for Thimphu Region could not be configured today. If the system issue is resolved, the driving test registration will be opened at 4:00 pm on Sunday. However, if the system cannot be resolved, we will postpone the test registration to later dates. We will update accordingly.

We sincerely apologize for the inconveniences.

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Announcement for Construction Quality Compliance Mechanism Framework

The Bhutan Construction and Transport Authority (BCTA) will be conducting a 1-Day capacity development of Government Agencies and Construction Professionals to comply with the Construction Compliance Mechanism (CQCM) Framework on the following dates: 

SI. No.

Dzongkhag

Training duration & Months

Time

Venue

1.

Mongar

3rd June 2024

9:00AM - 5:00PM

Will be intimated to the participants.

2

Tashigang

5th June 2024

- ditto.

- ditto

3.

Samdrup Jongkhar

7th June 2024

- ditto

- ditto

4.

Phuentsholing, Chukha

10th June 2024

- ditto

- ditto

5.

Paro

12th June 2024

- ditto

- ditto

6

Wangdue

14th June 2024

- ditto

- ditto

7

Thimphu

17th June 2024

- ditto

- ditto

8

Thimphu

18th June 2024

- ditto

- ditto

 

Important information:

1.      Registration will be open from 17th - 26th May 2024. It will be done on a first-come-first-serve basis.

2.      Registration will have to be done through this link: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSfd3QB-Xp-n7ZbLkUS5rDfxzDtsRj2qq2_k2Qe6_7N9M_Juew/viewform?usp=sf_link

3.     Eligibility of the participants:


·         Has completed a minimum of a Bachelor's degree or has a Diploma in an engineering field.


·         Has experience in the construction industry.

 

Please find the course details in Annexure-1. For further clarification, please contact 02-335019 during office hours or email nlhamu@bcta.gov.bt

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Annexure-1 Course Details 

Course Title

Capacity Building for the Procuring Agents and Contractors to Comply with the Construction Quality Compliance Mechanism (CQCM).

Duration

1 day

Target audience and needs

Up to 20-30 procurement agents and contractors who will need to comply with CQCM framework during the implementation of projects.

Course description

This course provides an overview of certain aspects of the CQCM Framework as they relate to procurement and regulatory processes and uses concrete examples to guide participants thinking about how they can use the Framework to support the quality of their own work. It focuses on the advantages for the participants in using the Framework and how the Framework can make their roles more effective and can increase accountability and quality throughout their implementation of construction projects.

Course Aim

Participants will gain a deeper understanding of the scope and purpose of the CQCM framework, their obligations for compliance, and the key principles and processes to apply.

Course Objectives

By the end of the training, participants will be able to:

·         Explain why quality in construction is an important aspect of national development plans

·         Explain the structure and contents of the CQCM Framework as it relates to their own work

·         Discuss the relevance of procurement standards as outlined in the CQCM Framework

·         List actions they will take to implement the relevant aspects of the CQCM Framework

 

 

 

 

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Public Notification

The Bhutan Construction and Transport Authority would like to notify the public regarding the maximum permissible height of the load for the vehicles, as outlined in Sections 417, 418, and 419 of the Road Safety and Transport Regulations 2021 as follows:

The maximum height of the load in case of medium and heavy vehicles shall be up to the cabin level of the vehicle. This is subject to the loading capacity outlined in Schedule-II of the Regulations.

The laden and unladen weight for light vehicles shall not exceed the gross vehicle weight and the height of load should not exceed 30 cm above the carrier.

The load volume of the pickup shall not exceed 30 cm above the cabin level but within the gross vehicle weight.

Therefore, any vehicles (heavy, medium, light, and pickups) that are modified to carry loads exceeding the permissible height limit are requested to remove the modifications by 30th April 2024. 

It may be noted that defaulters shall be penalized as per the provision of Regulations after the above deadline.

 

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Induction Course Completed Participant List

Bhutan Construction and Transport Authority (BCTA) is pleased to share the list of candidates who have successfully attended the 2-day induction course conducted  from March 11 to 12,2024.


Induction Course Completed Participant List

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Induction Course Participant List

Bhutan Construction and Transport Authority (BCTA) is pleased to share the list of candidates who have successfully registered for the Induction Course with payment of the registration fees. The training will be conducted online from March 11 to 12, 2024 from 8:30 AM onwards.

Successful participants have been notified of the participation process details by email. Please check your email. 


Induction Course Participant List

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Announcement for Induction Course

The Bhutan Construction and Transport Authority (BCTA) is pleased to announce the opening of registration for the Induction Course for aspiring contractors.


The Induction course will be conducted virtually.

 Eligibility:

  1. Bhutanese Citizen.
  2. 18 years and above.
  3. Not a civil servant or a corporate employee.


    Registration Fee:

    Nu.1000/- (non-refundable)

     

    Registration Instructions:

    1. Online Registration for the course will open at 10:00 AM on 27th February 2024 and will close at 5:00 PM on 7th March 2024.
    2. Please provide your correct and complete details as required in the registration form.
    3. After filling out the form, on submission, you will see 'submitted successfully'. That completes the registration process.
    4. Proceed to make your payment in cash at the nearest BCTA's Regional offices and base offices or at the nearest Regional Revenue and Customs Office (RRCO) and email its receipt to twangmo@bcta.gov.bt with your Name and CID no. mentioned.
    5. Your seat is only confirmed upon the fulfillment of the payment.
    6. The final list of participants will be shared with all successful participants by email and on the BCTA website on 8th March 2024.

     

    During the Induction Course

    1. The training details and link will be sent on fulfillment of the payment.
    2. Attendance will be taken for the training. Participants must attain 80% attendance to complete the course.
    3. The participant's name and username on the screen should be the same.

     

    Induction Course Date

    The two-day Induction Course will commence from 11th to 12th March 2024.


    Should you require any further clarification please contact us at 02-321948


    Click on the link to register

    https://forms.gle/kjxSHoHs2V4oMx4E6


    Click on the link to download Announcement for Induction Course

    Announcement for Induction Course


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    LIST OF TOP 10 CONTRACTORS FOR THE FOURTH QUARTER OF 2023

    The Bhutan Construction and Transport Authority is pleased to publish the list of top 10 contractors for the fourth quarter of 2023 as attached below:


    List of Top 10 Contractors for the Fourth Quarter of 2023

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    LIST OF TOP 10 CONTRACTORS FOR THE THIRD QUARTER OF 2023


    The Bhutan Construction and Transport Authority is pleased to publish the list of top 10 contractors for the third quarter of 2023 as attached below:


    List of Top 10 Contractors for the Third Quarter of 2023

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    PUBLIC NOTIFICATION

    This is to inform the general public that the e-Tool system which was hosted and managed by the Bhutan Construction and Transport Authority (BCTA) is now formally handed over to the Department of Procurement and Properties (DPP) with effect from 3rd November 2023. 

     

    Therefore, all are requested to contact the Department of Procurement and Properties on any works related to the e-Tool System (including replacement and release of equipment, HR, User credentials, Update/Correction of APS/work information, etc).

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    Public Notification

    This is to inform the general public that the erstwhile Road Safety and Transport Authority (RSTA) and the erstwhile Construction Development Board (CDB) are merged together and a new organization called the Bhutan Construction and Transport Authority (BCTA) was formed with effect from 30th December 2022. 

    Now all fees related to Construction Services can be deposited in cash at the BCTA's Regional and Base Offices w.e.f 1st August 2023. The applicants are requested to show the mail "application approved for payment" for the payment to be made at BCTA Regional/Base Offices. The payment should be made within 30 Days after the payment advice has been received by the applicants.  Kindly send a copy of payment receipt to rchoden@bcta.gov.bt to complete the construction services application process. 

    Further, kindly visit www.bcta.gov.bt for transport and construction related information and services.

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    List of Top 10 Contractors for the Second Quarter of 2023

    The Bhutan Construction and Transport Authority is pleased to publish the list of top 10 contractors for the Second quarter of 2023 as attached below:


    List of Top 10 Contractors for the Second Quarter of 2023

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    Public Notification on CDB Services Downtime
    This is to inform all the general public that due to an upcoming UPS upgrade and maintenance activity scheduled to take place at the GovTech Agency on 08/07/2023. As part of this necessary maintenance, we will be shutting down the CDB server hosted at the TWAN server from 1pm to 6pm tomorrow. Therefore, all the services will be down during that period.

    Inconvenience caused is highly regretted.
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    Public Notification

    To promote and ensure safety of cycling enthusiasts, pedestrians and other road users, the Bhutan Construction & Transport Authority (BCTA) and Traffic Police will be enforcing regulations on bicycles with immediate effect.  All cycling enthusiasts are requested to abide by the provision of regulations for your own safety, the safety of other road users and pedestrians. 


    It may be noted that defaulters shall be penalized as per the provision of Regulations.


    For detailed Executive Order on the provisions of bicycle Regulations, please click here for notification and click here for Executive Order on Bicycle Regulations

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    Press Release on Drug Test for Professional Driving License Holders and Commercial Drivers

    Press Release on Drug Test for Professional Driving License Holders and Commercial Drivers

    click on the link to view - Professional Driving License Holders and Commercial Drivers



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    Executive Order for Bicycle rules

    The Bhutan Construction and Transport Authority would like to inform the general public that in order to ensure the safety of cycling enthusiasts, pedestrians, motorists and any other road users in the country, the bicycling rules and regulations is put in place as an addendum to Chapter VI of the Road Safety and Transport Regulations 2021. We would like to request the general public to kindly adhere to the rules and regulations put in place to promote road safety.


    Click here to view on Bicycling Regulations

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    67th Birth Anniversary of His Majesty the Fourth Druk Gyalpo

    On this joyous occasion of the 67th Birth Anniversary of His Majesty the Fourth Druk Gyalpo, Jigme Singye Wangchuck, the Road Safety and Transport Authority offers our solemn prayers and best wishes for the long life, good health and perpetual happiness of His Majesty.

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    14th Coronation Anniversary of His Majesty The Druk Gyalpo


    On this joyous occasion of the 14th Coronation Anniversary of His Majesty The Druk Gyalpo, the Road Safety and Transport Authority joins the nation in offering our deepest gratitude and prayers for the continued good health and long life of His Majesty.

    May Bhutan continue to enjoy unprecedented peace, happiness and prosperity under the noble reign of His Majesty the Druk Gyalpo.

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    Launch of eRaLIS 2.0, Web-based GPS system, RSTA Annual Report 2021-22 and Road Safety Audio Visual


    1. eRaLIS 2.0

    The Hon'ble Minister, Ministry of Information and Communications launched eRaLIS 2.0 to enhance public service delivery of RSTA. e-Registration & Licensing Information System (eRaLIS) v 2.0 is the enhancement of the existing database system aimed to  improve reliability, scalability, fault isolation and improve service delivery.The enhanced system has been rolled out on trial basis since August this year with the option to  use QR code or online payment system. The enhanced  mRSTA app updates will also be soon available in both the Play and App store.


    2. Web-based GPS system for passenger buses

    The web-based GPS system for passenger buses was also launched today. The development of a web-based GPS system and installation of GPS in the passenger buses is intended to promote and enhance the safety of passenger bus service in the country. A web-based GPS system would not only help in monitoring the safety of passenger buses on a real-time basis but also provide required information such as road-block, passenger bus breakdown, route-deviation and traffic violations of a particular bus plying along a particular route. This would also promote disciplined driving culture of public transport drivers which would eventually gain better trust from the public availing public transport services.


    The citizen portal will be made available on the RSTA website, once the user training and the installation of the GPS is completed for all the passenger buses.


    3. RSTA Annual Report 2021-22

    The Annual Report of the Road Safety and Transport Authority for the financial year 2021-22 was also launched. This Report provides a glimpse into the programs, activities, KPIs and challenges in the area of surface transport in the country. The Report also highlights some of the major initiatives and headways made in this sector. Amongst others, a comprehensive National Surface Transport Policy 2021 was developed and  submitted to Gross National Happiness Commission Secretariat for policy screening, Road Safety and Transport Regulations 2021 was launched and being implemented. The Strategic Surface Transport Roadmap 2022 is developed which would serve as a guiding document in our pursuit of a safe, reliable, efficient and sustainable surface transport development.


    Along with the above, the Ministry also released an advocacy video on road safety and traffic discipline.


    The occasion was graced by Hon'ble Minister and Dasho Secretary, MoIC accompanied by all officials of the Ministry.



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    Public Notification

    The Road Safety and Transport Authority would like to inform the general public that towards enhancing quality of online services, the eRaLIS (electronic Registration and Licensing Information System) is being upgraded to eRaLIS 2.0 which will come into effect from August 1, 2022. To this effect, the system developer will be carrying out data migration and system testing from July 29, 2022, 5 PM - July 31, 2022, 9 PM.

    Therefore, the eRaLIS and online payment services will not be available during this period. We regret the inconvenience caused.

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    Vacancy: Post for Security Guard cum Cleaner

    The Ministry of Information and Communications, Thimphu is pleased to announce the vacancy for pre-service candidates.

     

    Sl no

    Position

    Employment Type

    No. of slot

    Age Limit

    Agency/Place of Posting

     

    1

     

    Security Guard cum cleaner

     

    Contract (Initially for three years)

     

    1

     

         18-50 years

     

     

    Base Office Bumthang, Regional Office Gelephu, RSTA

     

     

    Interested Bhutanese Nationals who meet the eligibility criteria may apply to the Human Resource Division on or before 7th June 2022 with the following documents;

     

    1. Civil Service Employment Application Form as per Form 4/1;

    2. Copies of academic transcripts, if any

    3. Copy of Bhutanese Citizenship ID card;

    4. Medical Fitness Certificate issued by a competent RGoB medical doctor;

    5. Security Clearance Certificate

    6. No Objection Certificate, if employed.

     

    For further clarification, please contact concerned HR Officer at 322567 during office hours.

     

    NOTE: Interested applicants can submit the above documents online at kthinley@moic.gov.bt or ylhazomm@moic.gov.bt with all the documents converted to one PDF file.

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    Public Notification
    In line with the press release from the Office of the Hon'ble Prime Minister dated 19th March 2022 on the progressive relaxation of COVID-19 preventive measures, RSTA would like to inform that:
    1. Lungtenzampa Office will operate in self containment mode for another week. Besides having to facilitate transport for various frontline agencies, some of our officials on frontline duty operating from the office as part of the NC19TF Transport Unit are identified as primary contacts of a few positive cases that have emerged in the last few days.

    Click here for more

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    Public Notification

    As per the directives of National COVID-19 Taskforce, the Road Safety & Transport Authority facilitates passenger bus services. For bus service from Thimphu to other Dzongkhags, please ensure that:


    1. You have a valid antigen negative certificate.

    2. You have applied and obtained e-Pass from https://www.1010.bt/epass/apply/ or call toll free number 1010.

    3. e-Pass is required not only for inter-district travel but also to facilitate your movement from place of stay to Lungtenzampa bus terminal during the Lockdown.

    4. You are willing to undergo a one week "home quarantine" in your place of destination.


    The passenger bus schedule from Thimphu and contact details are as follows:


    Destination

    Monday

    Tuesday

    Wednesday

    Thursday

    Friday

    Saturday

    Sunday

    Tashigang / Rangjung / Radhi

    Meto Transport (77626233)

    Phendey Khenchab Transport (17242020)

    Khorlo Transport (17250885)

    Bumpa Transport (17314441)

    Meto Transport (77626233)

    Diriri Transport (17945740)

    Meto Transport (77626233)

    Bumpa Transport (17314441)

    Meto Transport (77626233)

    Mongar / Gyalposhing

    Bumpa Transport (17314441)

    Zhongar Transport (17858483)

    CCM Transport (17359825)

    Dhug Transport (17359825)

    Dhug Transport (17359825)

    Bumpa Transport (17314441)

    Dhug Transport (17359825)

    CCM Transport (17359825)

    Dhug Transport (17359825)

    Trongsa

    Gangchub Transport (17452245)

    No Bus

    No Bus

    Gangchub Transport (17452245)

    No Bus

    No Bus

    Gangchub Transport (17452245)

    Zhemgang / Langtel / Pangbang / Buli

    Jangchub Transport (17858483)

    Druk Dragon Transport (17945740)

    Jangchub Transport (17858483)

    No Bus

    Karma Dorji Transport (17858483)

    Jangchub Transport (17858483)

    Karma Dorji Transport (17858483)

    Druk Dragon Transport (17945840)

    Druk Dragon Transport (17945840)

    Bumthang

    No Bus

    No Bus

    Meto Transport (77626233)

    No Bus

    No Bus

    No Bus

    No Bus

    Lhuntse

    Bumpa Transport (17314441)

    No Bus

    Tashi Dawa Transport (17945740)

    Druk Khenphen Transport (17858483)

    No Bus

    Bumpa Transport (17314441)

    Pema Transport (17945740)

    Tashiyangtse

    Sangay Transport (17242020)

    Bumpa Transport (17314441)

    No Bus

    Meto Transport (77626233)

    Meto Transport (77626233)

    Meto Transport (77626233)

    Meto Transport (77626233)

    Pemagatshel

    No Bus

    No Bus

    Bumpa Transport (17314441)

    Druk Transport (17242020)

    No Bus

    No Bus

    Bumpa Transport (17314441)

    Haa

    Seryna Transport (17250085)

    No Bus

    No Bus

    No Bus

    Seryna Transport (17250085)

    No Bus

    No Bus

    Punakha

    Phayul Transport (17858483)


    Phayul Transport (17858483)


    Phayul Transport (17858483)


    Phayul Transport (17858483)

    Paro



    Dawa Transport (17659537)





    S/jongkhar

    Bumpa Transport (17314441)


    Norbu Samphel Transport (17242020)


    Bumpa Transport (17314441)


    Norbu Samphel Transport (17242020)

    Dagana

    Golay Transport (17314441)


    Subash Transport (17242020)


    Golay Transport (17314441)


    Subash Transport (17242020)


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    Road Safety and Transport Regulations 2021
    The Ministry of Information and Communications would like to inform the general public that the Road Safety and Transport Regulations 1999 is now repealed and replaced with the Road Safety and Transport Regulations 2021. This is done considering the changes, emerging issues and needs of the surface transport scenario in the country.

    The Road Safety and Transport Regulations 2021 will come into effect from 1st July 2022. The RSTA in collaboration with Traffic Police, RBP will be conducting advocacies and sensitization through June 2022.

    For any enquiries, please contact 02-321948 during office hours.
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    Public Notification

    As per the Press Release from the Office of the Hon'ble Prime Minister, the RSTA will be facilitating movement for stranded passengers from Thimphu to other Dzongkhags registered with 1010 as follows;

     

    #

    Repatriation

    Dzongkhag

    Information for Passengers

    1

    26/Jan/2022

    -          Paro

    -          Haa

    -          Punakha

    -          Gasa

    Reporting time: 1:30 PM

    Departure time: 2:30 PM

    Reporting Place: Changlimithang

    Requirement for passengers: RT PCR result, PPEs, pack lunch and edibles if required

    2

    27/Jan/2022

    -          Chukha

    -          Samtse

    -          Tsirang

    -          Dagana

    -          Sarpang

    -          Wangdue Phodrang

    Reporting time: 10:00

    Departure time: 11:00

    Reporting Place: Changlimithang

    Requirement for passengers: RT PCR result, PPEs, pack lunch and edibles if required

    3

    28/Jan/2022

    -          Trongsa

    -          Zhemgang

    -          Bumthang

    -          Mongar

    -          Trashigang

    -          Trashi Yangtse

    -          Lhuntse

    -          Pemagatshel

    -          Samdrup Jongkhar

    Reporting time: 10:00

    Departure time: 11:00

    Reporting Place: Changlimithang

    Requirement for passengers: RT PCR result, PPEs, pack lunch and edibles if required


    All stranded passengers are requested to register with 1010 for this service.


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    Public Notification
    RSTA would like to inform that we have activated work-from-home protocol during this black-out period. All online services will be catered to. Further, for those who have scheduled driving tests during these days, we will reschedule and call the candidates to inform about the new schedule.

    For any other queries, please call us at:
    Thimphu Region - 17 61 97 20
    Phuntsholing Region - 17 71 40 07
    Gelephu Region - 17 72 12 89
    Samdrupjongkhar Region - 17 77 10 20
    Mongar Region - 17 17 02 02
    Alternatively, you can email us at rsta@rsta.gov.bt
    Take care and stay safe la.
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    Press Release on Cyber Security Leadership Program

    A Cybersecurity Leadership program targeting senior leadership and officials from the Royal Government of Bhutan began on the 6th of January 2022. It is supported by the Temasek Foundation and organized and implemented by the Nanyang Polytechnic International, Singapore. The program consists of a total of five 2-hour sessions spread over several weeks and is attended by 30 senior officials from across the RGOB and set to conclude on 20th January, 2022.

    Press Release on Cyber Security Leadership Program

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    Promotion Ceremony of RSTA Officials- January 2022

    The promotion ceremony for the thirty-eight employees  and awarding of certificates for the outstanding employees (2020-2021) for the officials of  Secretariat, DITT, DOIM and RSTA was graced by Hon'ble Judrel Lyonpo on 31st December 2021 afternoon.

    https://www.moic.gov.bt/en/events-promotion-ceremony-of-moic-officials-january-2022/

    While congratulating the award recipients, the Hon'ble Judrel Lyonpo reminded that the promotion should be taken as a humbling experience because there will be even greater expectations from the individuals  and that the promotions should be taken as a reward with a sense of pride.

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    Happy New Year 2022


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    General Service Delivery Guidelines

    As part of the Public Service Delivery initiative of the Royal Civil Service Commission(RCSC), RCSC have developed a General Service Delivery Guidelines outlining the responsibilities and rights of both service users and service providers as illustrated below in both Dzongkha and English.

    General Service Delivery Guidelines in Dzongkha

    General Service Delivery Guidelines in English

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    114th National Day


    On the auspicious occasion of the 114th National Day, Road Safety and Transport Authority, Ministry of Information and Communications joins the nation in offering our sincerest prayers for the continued peace, prosperity and wellbeing of our beloved nation. We re-dedicate ourselves to the service of TSA-WA-SUM.


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